Inside The SOBE Wine & Food Festival

No rain but plenty of heat, the sun shined bright Sunday over South Beach for the SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 006 No rain but plenty of heat, the sun shined bright Sunday over South Beach for the SOBEWFF.
No rain but plenty of heat, the sun shined bright Sunday over South Beach for the SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 012 No rain but plenty of heat, the sun shined bright Sunday over South Beach for the SOBEWFF.
Giada de Laurentiis took the stage at Sunday's event where she spoke about her passion for cooking, her first restaurant, which Laurentiis said will be culinary experience. She even mentioned her visit to the South Beach staple Joe’s Stone Crab with her family during her time at the SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 018 Giada de Laurentiis took the stage at Sunday's event where she spoke about her passion for cooking, her first restaurant, which Laurentiis said will be culinary experience. She even mentioned her visit to the South Beach staple Joe’s Stone Crab with her family during her time at the SOBEWFF.
A surprise to Giada de Laurentiis and the crowd, visitors were encouraged to bid for a KitchenAid appliance which would be signed by de Laurentiis. Upping the ante, Andrew Zimmern took the stage and offered the highest bidder dinner with him and others in New York in 2015. Bidding started at $1000, and was sold to the highest bidder at $4000.
SOBEWFF 022 A surprise to Giada de Laurentiis and the crowd, visitors were encouraged to bid for a KitchenAid appliance which would be signed by de Laurentiis. Upping the ante, Andrew Zimmern took the stage and offered the highest bidder dinner with him and others in New York in 2015. Bidding started at $1000, and was sold to the highest bidder at $4000.
Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 031 Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 032 Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Grilled chicken breast sandwiches served with coleslaw at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014 .
SOBEWFF 036 Grilled chicken breast sandwiches served with coleslaw at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014 .
Mini tacos packed with flavor were given out at the Buick tent where volunteers lined-up to be entered to win a car.
SOBEWFF 039 Mini tacos packed with flavor were given out at the Buick tent where volunteers lined-up to be entered to win a car.
Before the Grand Tasting tents opened, lines were long at the Barilla tent where attendees were offered bloody marys and two different types of pasta.
SOBEWFF 044 Before the Grand Tasting tents opened, lines were long at the Barilla tent where attendees were offered bloody marys and two different types of pasta.
Drinks in hand, these attendees made the line to enter the Barilla tent.
SOBEWFF 049 Drinks in hand, these attendees made the line to enter the Barilla tent.
With a drizzle of olive oil and a lemon slice to garnish, Bloody Marys were served at the Barilla tent.
SOBEWFF 057 With a drizzle of olive oil and a lemon slice to garnish, Bloody Marys were served at the Barilla tent.
Bloody Marys served with a smile.
SOBEWFF 059 Bloody Marys served with a smile.
Pasta with mushrooms and a creamy sauce served to plenty of hungry attendees inside the Barilla tent.
SOBEWFF 062 Pasta with mushrooms and a creamy sauce served to plenty of hungry attendees inside the Barilla tent.
Barilla Tent. Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 067 Barilla Tent. Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Cooking demonstration inside the Barilla tent. The chef's trick to a delicious pasta? Mix-in breadcrumbs once cooked.
SOBEWFF 071 Cooking demonstration inside the Barilla tent. The chef's trick to a delicious pasta? Mix-in breadcrumbs once cooked.
Pasta-cooking demonstration inside the Barilla tent.
SOBEWFF 078 Pasta-cooking demonstration inside the Barilla tent.
Flavour gallery. Printed t-shirts geared to boozers and foodies alike on South Beach.
SOBEWFF 080 Flavour gallery. Printed t-shirts geared to boozers and foodies alike on South Beach.
Crowds walk in the hot sun before the opening of the Grand Tasting tent.
SOBEWFF 082 Crowds walk in the hot sun before the opening of the Grand Tasting tent.
Lines were long outside the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel and Casino tent--which served sliders, had a full bar, and a DJ to entertaining patrons.
SOBEWFF 086 Lines were long outside the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel and Casino tent--which served sliders, had a full bar, and a DJ to entertaining patrons.
Great tasting pulled pork sliders with grilled onions filled trays inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino tent where the theme was "Rock Royalty."
SOBEWFF 087 Great tasting pulled pork sliders with grilled onions filled trays inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino tent where the theme was "Rock Royalty."
Attendees posed with models inside the Seminole Hard Rock tent  which featured a full bar and loud music.
SOBEWFF 088 Attendees posed with models inside the Seminole Hard Rock tent which featured a full bar and loud music.
Dancers inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 093 Dancers inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF.
The full bar, dancers, music, and tasty food kept many SOBEWFF visitors entertained and inside the air-conditioned Seminole Hard Rock Casino tent for some time.
SOBEWFF 096 The full bar, dancers, music, and tasty food kept many SOBEWFF visitors entertained and inside the air-conditioned Seminole Hard Rock Casino tent for some time.
Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
SOBEWFF 102 Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
SOBEWFF 105 Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
SOBEWFF 110 Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tent at the SOBEWFF 2014.
Sausage, bread & mustard served at the FIU tent outside the Grand Tasting Tent at SOBEWFF Sunday early afternoon.
SOBEWFF 113 Sausage, bread & mustard served at the FIU tent outside the Grand Tasting Tent at SOBEWFF Sunday early afternoon.
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 115 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
The heat inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village was on, but guests and vendors appeared more than happy to be there.
SOBEWFF 118 The heat inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village was on, but guests and vendors appeared more than happy to be there.
Creamy pasta and a sparkling sangria served on a handy plate that was given upon entering.
SOBEWFF 123 Creamy pasta and a sparkling sangria served on a handy plate that was given upon entering.
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 129 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Plantain chips served with guacamole inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 131 Plantain chips served with guacamole inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
The Cruzan Rum bar between the two Grand Tasting tents was a hit with visitors. With steel drums playing, they served drinks, like mojitos, and a much-needed cool down treat with rum-infused popsicles.
SOBEWFF 136 The Cruzan Rum bar between the two Grand Tasting tents was a hit with visitors. With steel drums playing, they served drinks, like mojitos, and a much-needed cool down treat with rum-infused popsicles.
The Cruzan Rum bar at SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 141 The Cruzan Rum bar at SOBEWFF.
The Cruzan Rum bar at SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 146 The Cruzan Rum bar at SOBEWFF.
Traditional Venezuelan tequenos served with a tasty aioli from Doggi's restaurant inside  the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village.
SOBEWFF 151 Traditional Venezuelan tequenos served with a tasty aioli from Doggi's restaurant inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village.
Chicken & waffles served for attendees with a taste for sweet & salty inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014 .
SOBEWFF 155 Chicken & waffles served for attendees with a taste for sweet & salty inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014 .
Luvo, a company which strives to bring the market frozen yet healthy and organic foods to health-conscious consumers. Served hot was a flatbread straight from the oven which is sold frozen.
SOBEWFF 157 Luvo, a company which strives to bring the market frozen yet healthy and organic foods to health-conscious consumers. Served hot was a flatbread straight from the oven which is sold frozen.
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 161 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 165 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, a close-up of what Goya had to offer.
SOBEWFF 167 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, a close-up of what Goya had to offer.
The steel drums at the Cruzan Rum bar proved dance-worthy for many guests.
SOBEWFF 179 The steel drums at the Cruzan Rum bar proved dance-worthy for many guests.
The steel drums at the Cruzan Rum bar proved dance-worthy for many guests.
SOBEWFF 182 The steel drums at the Cruzan Rum bar proved dance-worthy for many guests.
Smartphones, cameras and plenty of selfie-taking was happening all over the place at the SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 186 Smartphones, cameras and plenty of selfie-taking was happening all over the place at the SOBEWFF.
The Amstel Light set-up at the SOBEWFF 2014.
SOBEWFF 187 The Amstel Light set-up at the SOBEWFF 2014.
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 193 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Imagine the images and video this guy captured on his Go-Pro inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 195 Imagine the images and video this guy captured on his Go-Pro inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
One of the longest lines inside the Grand Tasting Village tent was the Evian booth. As part of a "Live Young" campaign, they featured a couple of photo booths where a photo was taken, and about a minute later out came a picture of a computer-generated baby version of the subject.
SOBEWFF 200 One of the longest lines inside the Grand Tasting Village tent was the Evian booth. As part of a "Live Young" campaign, they featured a couple of photo booths where a photo was taken, and about a minute later out came a picture of a computer-generated baby version of the subject.
Hired by Evian to create the software, one of the minds behind the software said he was amazed at what a hit the booth was with guests.
SOBEWFF 203 Hired by Evian to create the software, one of the minds behind the software said he was amazed at what a hit the booth was with guests.
Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 205 Inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
Guests posing with props at the Del Monte display inside the  Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
SOBEWFF 190 Guests posing with props at the Del Monte display inside the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village SOBEWFF 2014
See you in 2015, SOBEWFF.
SOBEWFF 210 See you in 2015, SOBEWFF.
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